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  • Foodgrain production in country to touch all time high of over 303 million tonnes during current fiscal

    Union Agriculture Ministry has said that the country’s foodgrain production is projected at a record 303.34 million tonnes. Releasing the second advance estimates of production of principal crops for year 2020- 2021, the Ministry said, it is higher by 5.84 million tonnes than the production of foodgrain of 297.50 million tonnes achieved during 2019-20.  The […]

    Higher fares for short distance trains to discourage people from avoidable travels: Railways

    Railways has clarified that slightly higher fares for passenger and other short distance trains were introduced to discourage people from avoidable travels and those which are not most necessary. These fares are fixed at unreserved price of mail and express trains for the same distance. Citing the sudden spike in number of COVID-19 cases in […]

    India kicks off BRICS chairship with inaugural three-day long Sherpas’ meeting

    India has kicked off its BRICS Chairship with the inaugural three-day-long Sherpas’ meeting. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said Secretary (CPV & OIA) chaired the meeting and introduced our themes, priorities, and calendar for for BRICS 2021. He said, India looks forward to continuing productive discussions with our BRICS partners over the […]

    Army Chief General MM Naravane terms disengagement with China at LAC as ‘win-win situation’

    Army Chief General MM Naravane has said the disengagement with China at LAC is very good and it is a win-win situation. He said  the good outcome has come from the ten rounds of talks with China.  He was delivering a lecture on the role of the Army in dealing with the contemporary national security challenges. […]

    Govt to administer COVID-19 vaccine to people above 60 yrs from 1st March; People above 45 with comorbidities also to be vaccinated

    Government will start administering COVID-19 vaccine to people above 60 years of age from 1st of next month. Those above 45 years of age with comorbidities will also be vaccinated in this phase. Briefing reporters in New Delhi today after the Union Cabinet meeting, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said the vaccine will be administered […]

    Govt approves PLI Scheme for IT Hardware and Pharmaceuticals

    The Union Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Pharmaceuticals over a period of Financial Year 2020-21 to 2028-29.The Scheme will benefit domestic manufacturers, help in creating employment and is expected to contribute to the availability of a wider range of affordable medicines for consumers. The scheme is expected to promote the production […]

    Union Cabinet recommends imposition of President’s Rule in Puducherry

    The Union Cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for Pharmaceuticals over a period of Financial Year 2020-21 to 2028-29.The Scheme will benefit domestic manufacturers, help in creating employment and is expected to contribute to the availability of a wider range of affordable medicines for consumers. The scheme is expected to promote the production […]

    PM Modi to visit Puducherry on Thursday to inaugurate and lay foundation stone for several welfare projects

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Puducherry tomorrow (February 25) to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for several welfare projects to the value of more than Rs 3022 crore. Our Correspondent reports, according to an official release, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for 4 laning of NH 45-A (56 kms from […]

    I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar clarifies, only cricket stadium is named after PM, Sports Complex is still Sardar Patel Sports Enclave

    Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar has clarified that only the cricket stadium, within the Sardar Patel Sports Enclave in Ahmedabad, has been named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said the name of the Sports Complex is still Sardar Patel Sports Enclave.  Reacting to Congress criticism over it, Mr. Javadker hit back at the […]

    Centre lifts embargo on private sector banks for conduct of govt related transactions

    The Centre has lifted embargo on private sector banks for conduct of government related transactions. They include  taxes and other revenue payment facilities, pension payment and small saving schemes.  Earlier, only few private banks were permitted for such transactions. The move is expected to further enhance customers convenience, spur competition and higher efficiency in the […]